Lions move to 2-0 with 33-14 win over Pitt

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | Sep 10, 2017 7:30 AM

 (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

Penn State's Saquon Barkley (26) races for the end zone for a touchdown after a catch against Pittsburgh during the second half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Penn State won 33-14.

(State College) -- Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley's 46-yard catch-and-run, and No. 4 Penn State pulled away from Pittsburgh for a 33-14 win on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

McSorley completed 15 of 28 passes for 164 yards, helping the Nittany Lions avenge a loss to their in-state rivals a year ago.

Tight end Mike Gesicki had two touchdown receptions and Barkley ran for 88 yards as Penn State ended a two-game skid against the Panthers.

Pitt actually outgained the Lions on offense and had a huge advantage in time of possession, but Penn State's defense made big stops all afternoon.

The Panthers only touchdown came with just 10-minutes left in the game.

With the win Penn State improved to 2-0.

They play Georgia State next Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Yesterday's crowd was announced as 109,898.

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